Thursday, April 8, 2010
Where are ya?
Sixty thousand people live in Irun, which, if it was any further north they'd all be speaking French, the city is strategically important as a main border crossing from the Basque province of Guipuzcoa into France, the width of the River Bidasoa away. Twice a season the local football team Real Union take on their near neighbours and local rivals Real Sociedad from just down the road in San Sebastian. In point of fact Sociedad actually have four times more season ticket holders than the 5,000 capacity of Real Union's tiny Gal stadium. That shouldn't be an issue in 2010/11 becase this season Real Sociedad are storming the the division and look likely to be playing in La Primera next year while Union are deep in the shit at the foot of the Segunda A table.
Top - Betis President Manuel Ruiz de Lopera
Below - Murcia's stunning Nueva Condomina stadium
Next - Right, obviously, Maria Teresa Rivera
Bottom - Las Palmas stretch their legs after yet another long flight